With a perceived age gap, free jazz’s Vision persists

Albert Ayler

From City Arts, and article on the Vision Festival:

Yes, the festival’s driving purpose has been unabashed support of music originating in the ’60s “New Thing,” its heroes the aesthetic descendants of John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Archie Shepp and Cecil Taylor. But several years back the festival began offering matinee performances by younger musicians, players who were often more focused on composition and structure than spontaneous improvisation.

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